Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Best Lucario Build For Tera Raids

Tanim Hasan
By Tanim Hasan
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Lucario is one of the oldest and most popular Pokemon that are in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. He is also good to use in different raids. Here is how you should build him for raids.

Pokemon games are usually filled with post-game things to do. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are no different either. There are a lot of things you can do. One of the post-game things is the raids. There are several levels of raids you will find in the game. The star on the raids indicates the difficulty of it.

As you play through the game and clear raids, more powerful raids will spawn. Eventually, you will be facing the 7-star raids. But for 7-star raids to spawn, you must complete the game first. One of the most challenging raids in the game is the 7-star Greninja raid.

Lucario is an excellent unit to build for different raids, including the 7-Star Greninja. So here is how you can build Lucario for raids in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Best Lucario Build for Tera Raids

Lucario has a pretty good base attack. But he is mainly used as a special attacker. Lucario is rare to find in the wild. But you can find the non-evolved version called Riolu. They are commonly found in mountain areas on the map. After you catch one, you need to increase the friendship with it to evolve it into Lucario.

Lucario Moves/Abilities to Use

There are a lot of moves this Pokemon can learn. However, for the tera raid, there are certain moves you will need. Since each Pokemon can have four different moves that they can learn at the same time, here are the moves you need to use:

  • Swords Dance
  • Life Dew
  • Screech
  • Zen Headbutt

Swords Dance is used to increase the power of your attack. It can increase the power quite a lot and stack it three times. Using this ability for the first three turns is recommended to get the maximum damage out of your damage ability.

Life Dew is used to heal after taking damage. This is useful when your HP drops low during a raid. You can use this ability to also heal your teammate if they need it. So this is a handy ability to have.

Screech is another support ability to increase the damage of Lucario. This ability lowers your opponent’s damage. So you can cast it after buffing up with Swords Dance. Or if you don’t want to wait for more turns, then you can use this ability later at any point of the raid.

Zen Headbutt is finally our damage ability for Lucario. After buffing up and lowering your opponent’s defense, you will deal massive damage using this ability. This will help you get through the raid pretty quickly.

Other Preparation You Should Do

You should give your Lucario the Wise Glasses item before getting into the raid. This will increase all the special attacks by 10%. Thus you will do more damage during the raids. You can get Wise Glasses from Delibird Shop for 8000 Pokedollars.

You can also set the nature to Modest. This will lower the attack but increase the Sp. Attack. Since we will be using an sp. attack, this is a good damage increase.

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Tanim Hasan is a Guide Writer at GameRiv working on various games which consists of mostly new releases. His favourite genre is Hack and Slash, and Souls Like. But he is open to play any game regardless of the genre. So he has experience with most genres of games.